A cultural hotspot and one of the most popular cities on the planet, Rome hosts some of the best universities in Italy and became the home to many international students. You will be able to attend your dream studies and pursue a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD in your subject of choice. Study abroad in Rome to live a soul-changing experience, in a place that breads art, history and magic. Rome is the capital city of Italy and the historic centre is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Throughout the centuries, Rome received many nicknames, such as the City of Love, the City of the Seven Hills and the Eternal City.
Rome is the Italian administrative and political centre, home to the Italian government, Vatican City and the Constitutional Court, as well as numerous international embassies. The business and economic sector in Rome, is primarily dominated by services, high-tech companies (IT, telecommunications aerospace), research, construction and commercial activities (especially banking), fashion and the hospitality industry.
Multinational corporations in Rome seek to employ bilingual, international employees to join their organizations. As a foreign student in Rome, you will find many opportunities for internships and even part-time jobs. Notable employers in Rome include: Enel, Eni, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations), UniCredit Group, Bulgari, Fendi, Telecom Italia, KPMG, Pizza Hut, etc.
Rome is the last city where you can lose your enthusiasm and get bored, no matter what your cultural interests and leisure preferences are. A city of art, with monumental architecture and rich history, fascinating museums, numerous international and national festivals, energetic nightlife, luxury fashion boutiques and excellent cuisine – you will be captivated for a long time by the overwhelming wonders of the Eternal City.
Important landmarks to add on your visiting list include: the National Museum of Rome, the Museum of Castel Sant'Angelo, and the National Gallery of Modern Art.
A fascinating characteristic Rome are the many famous monuments that have made this city so enchanting: the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Domus Aurea, the Pantheon, Trajan's Column, the Catacombs, the Circus Maximus, the Baths of Caracalla, the Mausoleum of Augustus, the Ara Pacis, the Arch of Constantine, the Pyramid of Cestius, and the Bocca della Verità.
Rome hosts numerous national and international events, from trade fairs, large business conventions, museums and haute couture shows to summer cultural events and sports. In April, celebrate like a Roman for the “Natale di Roma” (Rome’s Birthday).
Try some of the top shopping spots, like Porto Portese, Piazza Vittorio and Trastevere, Piazza di Spagna , Via Condotti and Via Cola di Rienzo.
Rome has an immensely rich historical heritage and a cosmopolitan flavour, making it one of world’s most visited, famous and influential capitals. Providing a multiethnic mix, Rome is home to a significant population of immigrants, and receives yearly an ever-growing numbers of tourists and international students. Your study abroad experience in a global city like Rome will open your soul to understanding different cultures and to make friends from all corners of the world.
Rome is a top tourist destination in the world, welcoming over 12 million annual visitors. Some of the largest ethnic groups in Rome include: Polish, Romanians, Ukrainians, Armenians, as well as Filipinos, Bangladeshis, and Chinese.
Rome enjoys cool, humid winters and hot, dry summers. In the warmest months, July and August, the average temperature during the day is 30 °C (86 °F). December, January and February are the coldest months, with average day-time temperatures of around 12°C (54°F).
What will make a big difference in your monthly budget is the cost of accommodation. For example, a one-bedroom flat in the city centre could cost you as much as 960 EUR/month.
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Rome is one of the most expensive cities in Italy with student living costs estimated at 850- 1,450 EUR/month. This includes rent, utilities, social activities, transport and groceries.
The world's leading university rankings place Sapienza at the top of Italian universities for quality of research, education and international dimension; moreover, Sapienza excels and leads as a benchmark in many subject areas.